UPDATED: March 29, 2018
Tournaments: League and Non-League Events
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon is a hybrid region offering two pathways to participation in tournament events. Both League and Non-League paths advance to the FIRST Tech Challenge Super Qualifiers and FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. Teams that perform well at the FTC Oregon State Championship may advance to Houston for the FIRST World Championships.
2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Event Calendar (TBA)
League Meets – October 22 – December 16
League Meet days are established by each individual league to best meet the needs of the teams in the league. Leagues Meets will be held 3 – 4 times between October 23 – December 16th. League Meets are ~4 hours in length and include inspection and 5 matches. Usually it consists of League Meet 0 (workshops/no points count) and 3 League Meets (best 10 matches from 3 league meets are carried forward to the League Qualifying Tournament).
League Cities: Pendleton, Hood River, Portland, Tigard, Hillsboro, Greater Bend Area (rotates locations), Salem, Junction City, Roseburg.
League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments
All events are one day tournaments that will occur on weekends in January. Teams compete in ONE Qualifying Tournament.
League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments include formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony.
FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists will be interviewed at League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments.
Super-Qualifier Weekend (by advancement only)
Teams will advance from League/Non-League Qualifying Tournaments to FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Super-Qualifier Weekend.
There are 4 separate tournaments; each with 24 teams. Includes formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony
Super-Qualfier Weekend will be held Feb 10 and 11. Locations TBA
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship (by advancement only)
~50% of teams will advance from the Super-Qualifiers to the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. This is a two-day event. 48 teams advance to the Championship. It is a two-division (Timber and Tech) event.
FTC Oregon Championship will be held February 23 or 24 or March 2 & 3. Location TBD.
FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional – this event has been discontinued. Teams will advance from the FTC Oregon State Championship to FTC World Championship
FIRST World Championship (by advancement only)
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship: Houston is part of the FIRST World Championship (for all four FIRST programs). 160 teams from 20+ countries compete.
FIRST World Championship is held at the Georgia Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, April 17 – 20, 2019. In 2017-2018 Oregon sent 10 teams to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship.